The raspberry of course had better ideas and had suckered through the bottom and had plans to dominate the entire patch. And look it even produced some fruit!
It has now been divided into 4 pots on the deck with new and delicious soil. A number of the canes have decided they aren't up for it and have died back but I think i will be able to coax them to grow with gusto. I just have to think about a way of stopping the birds from eating them before me. Has anyone grown raspberries in pots? Have you got a good method of staking them up that looks cool?
|The shoots from the sweet potato although it looks a bit like a roasted chicken|
So back to the patch. I had a sweet potato that decided to throw some shoots. Now I am not sure if I will be sorry about planting it as I have heard they can be quite a nuisance in the garden and take over. But then I do have Jerusalem Artichokes that might just do the same thing. Watch this space and see how much space I really end up with.
I also planted carrots (both purple and orange seeds, mixed lettuce, golden beetroot, brussel sprouts seeds, peas, sugar snaps, broad beans and sweet peas seed. I nearly didn't get anything to plant as we had a council collection day (which included 2 sofas from V's 21st) and Mr R decided we didn't need all the plastic pots and clutter in the carport so thought he would put them out in the clear-out. I found my seed tin sitting on the top of the pile with all my new seeds! I nearly had nothing to plant.
|All the peas soaking and the saved seed tin|